Yes, it does help a little. I'll talk with my doctor about it then, thanks!
Also, you said:
I know there are so many stories out there that can be scary - but I have never really heard a case of medical radiation induced cancer or radiation sickness.
The stories I always heard were historical ones... how a previous generation (over 100 years ago, maybe?) treated things like skin conditions with x-rays, not knowing the risks. So the ended up with higher incidences of cancer as a result.
So that's what always concerned me... Along with the way x-ray technicians (even in dental offices) hide around the corner or behind a wall when the x-ray is being taken. I realize they have the risk of an occupational exposure to radiation, but that act of walking out of the room or looking at you from the other side of a window tends to plant ideas in one's head...